Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'

Laurel - Prunus laurocerasus  'Rotundifolia'

Common Name: Laurel
Genus: Prunus
Species: laurocerasus
Cultivar: 'Rotundifolia'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes a good hedge, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Any sun level or shadeSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

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Dense bushy evergreen shrub with large glossy dark green leaves. It makes an excellent hedging plant and can cope with deep shade under trees was well as full sun. Small white flowers are produced on spikes in mid-spring followed by cherry red berries which are harmful if eaten.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in either spring or summer. Mature plants can tolerate hard pruning in spring, cutting back to the old wood.

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